Interactive Reference Guide

Our guide illuminates common terminology used in the field so that practitioners working across settings can better understand each other on key topics related to school discipline such as the pipeline to prison and disproportionate minority contact.

Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Evidence-Based Interventions

This section includes tools and resources that can help school leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders be more strategic in their decision-making about planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based interventions to improve the conditions for learning and facilitate positive student outcomes.

Guiding Principles Tip Sheet. Guiding Principles

A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline, released in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education, draws on emerging research and best practices to describe three key principles and associated action steps that can help guide state and local efforts to improve school climate and school discipline. This tip sheet lists resources to support the adoption of these principles.

Measuring Discipline Disparities

There is no standard method for characterizing or calculating overrepresentation in school discipline. The methods used most commonly by jurisdictions, researchers, policy analysts and advocates to measure discipline disparities vary widely. Each method shares a different story or perspective about the impact of disciplinary practices on student outcomes. This resource helps demystify the process of measuring and interpreting school discipline data.